There’s loads to see at Paxton Pits, especially if you’re patient. It’s a well-loved spot for bird watching, with many overwintering wildfowl and regular sightings of kingfishers – as well as the famous nightingales. But you’ll also see plenty of other evidence of a healthy ecosystem here, including elusive mammals such as otters and weasels, plus a wide range of wildflowers, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.
Visit our Latest Sightings page to see what’s been out and about most recently. For an idea of what you might see at different times of year, we’ve got a handy month-by-month guide and a new monthly blog. And if you spot anything yourself, please let us know what you’ve seen and where by writing in the sightings book at the Visitor Centre (when we’re open again) or by emailing us.
The most recent sightings from the blog:
- Latest SightingsAre you seeing more Damselflies in your garden than a… Read More
- Latest SightingsThere is always a certain anticipation of what will be… Read More
- Latest Sightings 11.5.21What a difference this year from last year. We have… Read More
What to look out for:
- In August, Look Out for …Red Admiral This is one of our commonest and most… Read More
- In July, Look Out for …Emperor dragonflies Throughout July, our largest dragonfly, the Emperor, can… Read More
- In June, Look Out For …Swifts The swift is one of the last summer visitors… Read More